Hiscox News

Hiscox UK & Ireland Launches Media & Creative Industries Product Suite

Specialist insurer Hiscox said it is addressing new exposures faced by the media and creative industries with the launch of two tailor-made professional indemnity products focused on those working within digital marketing and event organizations. The insurer has also further …

Corporation of Lloyd’s Bans Booze During Work Hours 

Once part of the London/Lloyd’s market culture, the days of liquid lunches have mostly disappeared with many companies requiring that their employees abstain during work hours. The Corporation of Lloyd’s, which oversees and supports the businesses operating in the Lloyd’s …

Cat Simulations Test London Insurers’ Vulnerabilities to Next ‘Big One’

A major $200 billion loss from a combination of a cyber attack, U.S. hurricane and the failure of a reinsurer could strip insurers of up to 120 percent of their net capital base, tests of insurers in London showed. However, capital-raising or asset …

Hiscox Launches Security Incident Response Policy for Crisis Support

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has launched a Security Incident Response (SIR) policy designed to provide clients with crisis management services. “SIR will enable organizations to fulfil their duty of care obligations to protect people, operations, shareholder value and long-term brand …

Hiscox UK Taps AIG’s White as London Regional Mgr, Professional & Specialty Lines

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of Trish White as London regional manager for Professional and Specialty Commercial lines within Hiscox UK. White joins Hiscox from AIG, where she had worked since 2007 in a range of roles …

More UK Insurers Consider Move to Ireland for Europe HQs: Central Bank

A growing number of global insurers are considering moving to Ireland and some may choose to locate European headquarters there rather than Britain following that country’s vote to leave the European Union, Ireland’s central bank said on Thursday. Ireland is …

Lloyd’s Insurers Urged to Focus on U/W Discipline as 2016 Losses Loom

Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London lost money in 2016, driving the 90-plus syndicates in the insurance market to be more selective in the risks they take on and forcing Lloyd’s to cut its subscription rates. To tackle the downturn in premium rates, …

Krefta Named CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS, Succeeding Pinchin

Specialist global insurer Hiscox announced that Michael Krefta has been appointed CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS, and CEO of Hiscox Bermuda, effective Aug. 1, 2017. He will succeed Jeremy Pinchin who, after five years in Bermuda, will return to …

AIG May Move Europe HQ from London to Another EU Country on Brexit

U.S. insurer AIG may move its European headquarters from London to another European Union country because of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the head of the AIG’s European and UK operations said at an industry conference on Tuesday. AIG …

Hiscox Promotes Bowen to CUO for European Operations

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has announced the promotion of Justin Bowen to chief underwriting officer for its European operations. Bowen has worked at Hiscox since 2000 and held a number of different roles within its UK business. Having joined to …